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  • July 26, 2021 9:09 AM | Anonymous

    NNLM has five new funding awards, and two opportunities for public health people to get more involved with NNLM: the new Minnesota State Advisory Group and the Partner Outreach Program.

    Deadlines for awards is August 2, 2021 

    The Health Information Outreach Award supports building capacity with diverse communities for accessing and using credible health information to improve personal health literacy and to advance health information equity. 

    Amount: Up to $20,000 

    Expected Number of Awards Available: 1 

    Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 

    The Public Library Collaboration Award supports partnerships between public libraries and other community organizations to build capacity for access and use of credible health information to advance health literacy and digital health literacy with meaningful engagement of diverse populations. 

    Amount: Up to $25,000 

    Expected Number of Awards Available: 2 

    Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 

    The Data Award supports implementation of data science or data management projects that advance the goals and objectives of the NLM Strategic Plan for building a data-driven workforce and enhancing data services and open science. 

    Amount: Up to $15,000 

    Expected Number of Awards Available: 1 

    Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 

    The Digital Access Award supports projects that address broadening online health information access and developing digital literacy skills to advance health information equity with meaningful engagement of diverse communities or populations. 

    Amount: Up to $25,000 

    Expected Number of Awards Available: 2 

    Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 

    The Expert Speaker Award supports an expert speaker to train staff or present at a conference to increase use of NLM resources, keep current on topics related to NLM priorities, and build health information capacity for our network members. 

    Amount: Up to $1,834 

    Expected Number of Awards Available: 2 

    Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 

    New Partner Outreach Program (POP) - Applications Now Open 

    NNLM Region 6 is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the new Partner Outreach Program (POP) for 2021-2026 from members in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  

    The purpose of the NNLM Region 6 Partner Outreach Program is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6. Ambassador organizations will receive remuneration, training, and direction from the Region 6. Learn more and apply here! 

    New State Advisory Groups – Applications Now Open 

    Want to play a role in advising Region 6’s outreach and engagement activities? Serving on a state advisory group presents a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Each SAG will include a balance of members from public health organizations, healthcare professions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, and libraries. Learn more and apply here!

  • July 21, 2021 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    Cardiomelon is an online fitness company that places emphasis on the important connection between physical exercise (body) and cognitive exercise (brain) to actively encourage and support brain health as well as healthy aging.

    Cardiomelon is seeking to fulfill the American Heart Association’s ‘Empowered To Serve’ Grant, which is where we need YOUR help! The ‘Empowered To Serve’ Grant is graciously providing FREE 1-year Cardiomelon memberships to individuals who fit the following criteria:

    1. Women of color
    2. Aged 40 and older
    3. Live in the Twin Cities

    The FREE 1-year Cardiomelon membership will allow these individuals to access an array of fun 20-30 minute long online brain and body workout videos for different mobility and ability levels. We would appreciate your kind assistance in finding members in the community who would be interested in this health-promoting opportunity.

    To apply: email or call (320) 433-0408 by September 1, 2021. 
  • July 21, 2021 5:11 PM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Society for Public Health Education (MN SOPHE) is now accepting abstracts for a virtual poster session during the 2021 Virtual Health Education Summit. 

    Do you have any of the following projects to share?

    • Research (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Literature Reviews)
    • Program/Project/Policy Evaluation
    • Implementation/Process Evaluation
    • Tools for Public Health Education

    Please complete this form by 11:59pm, Friday, August 27, 2021. While all submissions will be reviewed, not all submissions will be accepted for presentation. If your presentation is accepted, you will be notified by Friday, September 17, 2021.

  • July 08, 2021 5:22 PM | Anonymous

    ISC-SC Opioids Topical Group Webinar: Twindemic of COVID-19 and Opioid Use

    Fostering Public Health and Personal Responses

    Thursday, July 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT 


    Join us for a presentation where speakers will discuss the added burdens to health and wellbeing associated with opioid use in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. They will focus on the value of peer support and public health practice.

  • June 24, 2021 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    Join the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on July 21 at 9 a.m. to learn how Men’s Sheds have taken rural and agricultural communities in Ireland by storm, and see if they’re something farmers and other rural men in Minnesota would enjoy. 

    Men’s Sheds are activity-based social organizations for senior men to get out and do things with other guys. Most members are retired or (in the case of farmers) semi-retired. Sheds are independent: members decide what they want to do together – which might be anything from woodworking, to gardening, carpentry, fishing, community service, music, photography, cooking, biking, or other activities.


    Sheds foster friendships, keep men active, reduce isolation and loneliness, and improve health and wellbeing. On top of that, they’re fun! Men’s Sheds first began in Australia in the 1980s and have been making their way across the world, creating spaces for camaraderie among men. Australia now has nearly 1,000 sheds, Ireland has 450, Canada is at 20 and growing. Minnesota already has five sheds: do you know a rural community where a shed might take off?


    Farm and commodity organization leaders, county staff and board members, township officials, social workers and human services professionals, library directors and librarians, farmers, Farm Business Management and Extension educators, clergy, civic and business leaders, and anybody else who might want to join, sponsor, or support a Men’s Shed in their own community. 

    For more information or to register for this webinar, click here!

  • June 10, 2021 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    What Is Arts in Public Health? Free Webinar, Thursday, June 10th, 12:30 - 1:00 pm EST. REGISTER HERE!

    Please join us for a discussion about the field of arts in public health and the arts in public health graduate certificate curriculum at the University of Florida.

    You'll hear from faculty member, Dr. David Fakunle, and current student, Taylor Seale, MPH about how they—and our courses—bring the arts and public health together in creating healthier communities.

    The presentation portion will be followed by a Q&A section to discuss your questions about the field, program, or application process

  • June 08, 2021 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    SAVE THE DATE: June 10, 202, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    "The National Landscape and Next Steps for Virginia"

    Register Here!

    The Institute for Public Health Innovation, Voices for Virginia’s Children, and the Virginia Public Health Association presents a webinar series to explore the background, context, and future of Virginia's recent resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis.

    Key Speakers: 

    - Alyssa Fritz, MPH, RD, CLC Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Policy, & Research at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health 

    - Tia Taylor Williams, MPH, CNS Director for the Center for School, Health, and Education and the Center for Public Health Policy at the American Public Health


    - Corey Pleasants Assistant Secretary of Health & Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia 

  • June 04, 2021 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Global Health in Local Contexts: A Transnational Experiential Course on the Social Determinants, Health Equity, and Leading Change immerses students in the study of health equity, the social determinants of health, the principles and practice of global health in a local setting, and community-based healthcare.

    This course immerses learners in the study of health equity, the social and structural determination of health, and leadership for change. The course uses an experiential and inter-professional model.

    This year’s course will offer a unique opportunity for students to co-learn with peers in Uganda and Haiti who will be engaged in parallel, geographically-based sub-courses.

    Global, collaborative participation will promote understanding of the ways in which globally- connected social forces impact experience in local settings in similar and different ways.

    For more information and to apply, click here!

  • May 31, 2021 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Golden Valley Pride will look different this year. Rather than our annual in-person Pride Festival, we’re asking the community to celebrate Pride Month in a new way: by donating food and necessities to PRISM through our Food & Necessities Drive. 

    How to Participate: You’re invited to donate items to PRISM in this drive-through, bike-up, or walk-up event. Follow the signs and the Golden Valley Pride team will be in parking lot on the west side of the park.

    Don’t forget to show your pride by decorating your cars, bike or yourself!

    What to Donate: PRISM’s Marketplace Food Shelf and Shop for Change thrift store are in need of the following specific items:

    • Hygiene products
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Snack Items
    • Beverages
    • Older kids’ clothing
    • Children’s shoes
    Click here to learn more!

  • May 28, 2021 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Rural Health Conference is one of the nation's largest state rural health conferences. The conference is hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care; Minnesota Rural Health Association; and the National Rural Health Resource Center.

    The 2021 conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel. 

    Registration is NOW OPEN!

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